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Gridview Sorting Problem

When you bind a List to a Gridview, you can not sort it, because your data source is not a Dataset, Dataview or DataTable. So you should convert your data source (List) to a Dataset for example.


You can do it such as following code:


 1publicstatic DataSet dsSearch()     2 {     3     4     DataTable dtTelcoCenter = new DataTable();     5     dtTelcoCenter.Columns.Add("Id", typeof(int));     6     dtTelcoCenter.Columns.Add("City", typeof(string));     7     dtTelcoCenter.Columns.Add("Capacity", typeof(int));     8     9     IList<Telco> telcoCenter = Search(centerName, Prefix);// Search method return a list    10    11    12foreach (Telco telco in telcoCenter)    13     {    14         DataRow rowTelcoCenter = dtTelcoCenter.NewRow();    15         rowTelcoCenter["Id"] = telco.Id;    16         rowTelcoCenter["City"] = telco.City;    17         rowTelcoCenter["Capacity"] = telco.Capacity;    18         dtTelcoCenter.Rows.Add(rowTelcoCenter)…

Rows to single column in Sql

Sample table as Cities in rows is convert to single column

declare @retstr varchar(8000) select Top 5 @retstr = COALESCE(@retstr + ';','') + City from State print @retstr

How can you save a MS Office file into a database?

If you want to save a MS Office document such as 
Word doc in a database, you can do it with the 
following VB.net code:

    Dim vStream As New FileStream("C:\Alex.doc", FileMode.Open)      Dim vLen As Integer = New FileInfo("C:\Alex.doc").Length     Dim vBlob(vLen) As Byte     Dim n As Integer = vStream.Read(vBlob, 0, vLen)     Dim vSql As String = "INSERT INTO tBlobTable (vId,vBlob) VALUES (1,@vBlob)"      Dim sql As New SqlCommand(vSql, vConn)     Dim sqlPar As New SqlParameter("@vBlob", SqlDbType.Image)     sqlPar.Value = vBlob     sql.Parameters.Add(sqlPar)
I hope you would find it useful.